At approximately 19:00 hours on September 1, 2017 the City and County of San Francisco activated its EOC in response to the heatwave that was generating record temperatures in the City’s neighborhoods. HSA contacted the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) to stand up a cooling center in the Bayview community on Saturday, September 2nd from 10am to 6pm. The NEN activated its HUB operations team to support the HSA’s request. Over the course of the next fourteen hours the team identified a location (Bayview YMCA), secured staffing resources, managed the activation and operation of the cooling center and then demobilized at the request of the EOC. Despite the time of day and it being a holiday weekend, the Resilient Bayview Executive Steering Committee was able to organize around the mission of setting up a cooling center that met the criteria of the HSA in just under 3 hours. The activation of the cooling center and its management was effective and consistent with the principles of the incident command system.
Since 2013, a group of Bayview non-profits, small businesses, faith-based organizations, residents and city agency stakeholders have been working to advance a vision for the Bayview. This vision is of a community rich in social & economic opportunity and success for residents and businesses. The Resilient Bayview program members have worked intensely to inventory and prioritize the goals and objectives for the various community stakeholders. These stakeholders are committed to making the Bayview a great place to live, work and visit.
The HUB initiative supports neighborhoods as they create community-based networks of organizations that advance the overall preparedness of communities across San Francisco.
A national conversation has begun which points to the importance of creating strategies for local organizations and residents to assume lifesaving responsibilities in the event of a disaster. These activities include search and rescue, mass feeding, and supporting people sheltering in place.
Bayview is an active and dynamic community where individuals, families, organizations, and businesses deliver exceptional goods and services, all the while providing opportunities to catalyze the economic, spiritual, and cultural potential of the neighborhood. During times of stress, our community will collectively respond with confidence and compassion.
Provide streamlined access to information that supports an individual’s ability to make smart decisions regarding mitigation, preparedness and response activities.
Support HUB Member organizations efforts to develop higher levels of interoperability among nearby stakeholder organizations and residents.
Ensure that neighborhood stakeholder organizations and their external resilience partners are able to communicate among themselves and residents before, during and after a disaster in a culturally competent way.
Candidates for Hub Membership complete a resilience interview to assess their capacity, connection, and resources. The summit is in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.
Resilient Bayview, in partnership with Microsoft and other partner agencies, will produce a summit focusing on the resilience and needs of seniors and people with access and functional needs.
The Community Youth Center (CYC) and Red Cross are offering free first aid training throughout the community for Bayview residents and nonprofit organizations. All programs focus on what you need to know right away to get you trained and certified as quickly as possible. Click here to visit the Red Cross website and register online.
The working group is responsible for carrying out specific projects listed in the resilient action plan that impacts children youth and families.
On October 20th, 2016 the Resilient Bayview steering committee convened local and citywide organizations to participate in resilience workshops that focused on activating the HUB, to work collectively during times of stress.
The RYLA students are a group of environmental advocates that engage the Bayview community in community resilience. The students created an educational campaign using waste products to create posters illustrating the short and long-term impacts of climate change on the Bayview Community.
Click here to visit the RYLA Program Page and learn more about our program.
Congratulations on a Successful Resilient Bayview Neighborfest!
Resilient Bayview hosted its first ever Neighborfest event! We organized a community health and disaster resource fair, celebrations with music and family friendly activities!
The 2017 Neighborfest Program offers Host Committees an end-to-end experience that empowers them to pull off the best block party their neighbors have ever attended. This year’s Neighborfest program is the ultimate resource for building a stronger, more connected community. We are no longer accepting applications for 2017 Neighborfest.
Click here to download the Neighborfest toolkit and learn more about our program.
The 2017 RYLA graduation was held on July 28 at City Hall. We congratulated the young leaders as they showcased their projects and accomplishments made throughout the year. Their finished project is currently on display on the 3rd Floor at City Hall.
Click here to visit the RYLA page and learn more about our program.
Rebuilding Together San Francisco is working closely with residents, non-profits, local businesses, and city agencies to rebuild four blocks in Bayview on October 21st. This is a block party and volunteer opportunity for those who live, work, and play in the Bayview! Click here to visit the Rebuilding Together SF page and learn more about the program.
American Red Cross
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
SF Department of Environment
Bayview Business Alliance
DAVID MUNOS VENTURA
Southeast Community Facility Commission
Bayview Senior Services – George Davis Senior Center
Providence Baptist Church
Mercy Housing – All Hallows Community
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Rebuilding Together San Francisco
A. Philip Randolph Institute
Community Youth Centers of San Francisco – Bayview
Careers in Horticulture
Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco
SF Department of Environment
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
SF Department of Public Health